Color Film from 1922

These beautiful screen tests from 1922 were posted to Kodak’s Thousand Words blog in March of this year. Although color motion pictures had been made earlier (see 1908’s “A Visit to the Seaside”) these tests used a new process that yielded some haunting results. There’s something disorienting about seeing the past in color that I really love.


The amazing Prokudin-Gorskii photographs, a series of color photos taken throughout Russia in the period between 1907 and 1915, are another great example of this, which I’ll probably devote a full post to in the near future…

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